Jason R. Baron, the director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, was named one of the top fifty legal innovators of the past fifty years by The American Lawyer magazine. The editors praised Baron’s “obsession” with finding an efficient way to retrieve relevant electronic information. Gwynedd Cannan has retired from her position as archivist at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. In her twelve years at Trinity, Cannan organized the entire archives of Trinity Church, launched a records management program, oversaw the digitizing of registers of official acts, and dramatically increased patron use of the archives. Maria R. Estorino has been appointed the Esperanza Bravo de Varona chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami. In her new role, Estorino will provide leadership for the development of the CHC as a center for scholarly inquiry and for its continued growth. She will manage resources, programs, and services that include collection development, preservation and access, digital initiatives, research services, teaching and learning, and outreach, all with an emphasis on expanding the reach of the CHC within the university and the broader scholarly community. Lois Hamill, university archivist at Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) W. Frank Steely Library, recently published Archives for the Lay Person: A Guide to Managing Cultural Collections. She wrote her book for people who manage archival collections but are not formally trained to do so, whether volunteers at the local historical society who want to help preserve their community’s heritage, trained librarians who manage the public library local history room, or museum curators at a historical property with archival documents. Hamill has also been promoted to associate professor at NKU. Meg Phillips has been appointed the new external affairs liaison for the National Archives and Records Administration. In this position, Phillips will manage NARA’s relationships with stakeholder groups, including professional organizations of archivists, records managers, and historians, as well as public interest groups. Anne Petrimoulx is the new archivist at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. She has served as assistant archivist since 2008 and succeeds Gwynedd Cannan. Kim Schroeder has been awarded one of four 2013 Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Innovation Awards, which recognize contributions to innovation in digital stewardship. Schroder received the award for her work as a mentor to future digital stewards in her role as lecturer in digital preservation at Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science. Fred Stielow, vice president and dean of libraries and electronic course materials at the American Public University System (APUS), was appointed by the American Library Association to a two-year term as its library representative on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Karen Underhill has retired after twenty-three years with the Cline Library at Northern Arizona University. Underhill also received SAA’s Diversity Award this year; for more on her career, go to page 21. IN MEMORIAM Lynn Holdzkom passed away on July 12, 2013, at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, surrounded by family and friends. Holdzkom retired in April after working at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for twenty-five years. Holdzkom was named a Fellow of SAA this year; for more on Holdzkom’s life and her admirable work as an archivist, see her entry in “SAA Welcomes Four New Fellows” on page 16. Sister Margaret Mary Quinn passed away in July 2013 at the age of 92. Sister Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in modern European history from St. John’s University and earned her doctorate in U.S. history from Catholic University. A Sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph for nearly seventy-five years, Sister Margaret began serving as the congregational archivist in 1977. Jane S. Long passed away in July 2013. Long was a champion of emergency preparedness at Heritage Preservation and, more recently, at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), earning her the nickname “Disaster Maven” among her colleagues. Long, who was the National Preservation Program officer at NARA, shaped and sustained the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of government agencies and national associations, and created and obtained funding for Alliance for Response, a national initiative to build relationships with emergency first responders. Long’s husband, Richard, has requested the establishment of the Jane S. Long Memorial Fund for Emergency Programs to honor her life and work. Contributions will be used to fund Heritage Preservation’s emergency preparedness and response initiatives.
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